Children's Ministry


Welcome to Monte Vista Kids!

Welcome to Monte Vista Kids – where we Play, Learn and Grow Together!

The Children’s Ministry at Monte Vista Presbyterian Church focuses on helping children grow in Jesus Christ in a safe and fun environment. Our mission is to grow kids to be Prayerful, Caring, and Honest followers of Jesus. Our fully background checked, carefully screened and selected teachers and student leaders make your children our priority!

Our Children's Ministry Director is Julie DiMartino. You can reach her at

First Time Guests

Monte Vista offers a fun and inviting program for kids birth through 5th grade. We are an inclusive environment and welcome all kids. Kids learn through fun activities, stories, crafts, and music. Both Monte Vista Kids Sunday School and Nursery programs are held in the Preschool building. 

Registration and check-in are located outside the main sanctuary and opens 15 minutes before service begins. Families will check-in children prior to the beginning of service. We ask that you leave a contact number so that we can reach you during service if needed. All children, except nursery, will start in the sanctuary with their families and will be dismissed to Sunday School during service. Families can pick up and check out their children at the conclusion of service in the Monte Vista Preschool. Signs show which room children are in based upon their grade level. 

For our nursery guests, parents can check-in and drop off their children in the nursery, located in the Monte Vista Preschool, prior to the beginning of service. 

Sunday School and Nursery Schedule

First Service - 8:30 AM - Nursery

During our 8:30 service, the nursery program is offered for children from birth through 3 years. Located in the Monte Vista preschool, parents are welcome to drop off their children before the service begins. Older children are welcome to attend services with their families. 

Second Service - 10:30 AM – Nursery and Monte Vista Kids Sunday School

During our 10:30 service, both the nursery and Monte Vista Kid’s Sunday School is offered for kids from birth up through 5th grade. Our nursery is located in the Monte Vista Preschool and children are welcome to be dropped off before service begins. Children attending Monte Vista Kids Sunday School will be dismissed during service. Children can be picked up in the preschool after service. 


Monte Vista Preschool

Helping little hands to pray to God, love others and help their friends.

Our program is designed to provide developmentally appropriate experiences that involve the whole child: cognitively, physically, spiritually and socially.
 “Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.” (Luke 2:52)


It is our desire that we teach every child at school how to 

grow in wisdom (cognitively), stature (physically), in favor with 

God (spiritually), and in favor with people (socially).

Our primary purpose is to help each child value themselves as 

a unique individual created by God. Then they can learn 

to love others and help their friends.

We offer Half Day (8:30am-12:00pm) and School Day (8:00am-3:00pm) 

preschool programs for children 2 to 5 years old. 

In all of our classes, we focus on hands-on learning, primarily through play. We teach a letter a week as well as a number, color and shape each month. Activities generally center around a theme, which we change every few weeks. 

For more information, visit or 

contact Jenny Reese at


Youth Ministry

Youth Calendar



A faith that serves...

At Monte Vista, we continue to grow in our compassion as we reach out beyond ourselves and to serve others. As PCH disciples, compassion works itself out in our approach to others - both those in our community and those outside.

We support a variety of missions at home and abroad, including Compassion International, Habitat for Humanity, Hands of Mercy, IMPACT, Lighthouse Shelter, Lutheran Social Services, Manna, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Teen Challenge, Lifewater International, Westminster Free Clinic and Younglife.

If you would like to help us serve the community, consider volunteering with us at the Westminster Free Clinic (Wednesday nights) or help build with Habitat for Humanity (Wednesday, Saturday). For more information, contact Danny Benson at (213) 910-9091.

Our goal is to live out the words in Matthew 28 when Jesus says to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing and teaching others. He also reminds us that “surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.”

As we go out, we are not alone. We seek a faith that serves both people and projects through ongoing prayer and financial support. We equip and send out short and long-term missionaries. We seek to serve those who are in need locally and globally by providing shelter, clothes, food, and the love of God.